Press Release
July 12, 2023

Holland & Knight Recognized for Top Deal at 14th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

NEW YORK (July 12, 2023) – A transaction closed by Holland & Knight was named “M&A Deal of the Year” ($500MM - $1B) at this year’s Annual International M&A Advisor Awards, hosted by The M&A Advisor. Winners were announced on June 30.

In the winning deal, Holland & Knight represented MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, on its acquisition of Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. The transaction involved the acquisition of marinas in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 12 other jurisdictions on three continents.

Holland & Knight's representation of MarineMax was led by Partners Bob Grammig, Alyse Latour, Ariadna Alvarez, John Dierking, Adrian Gay Lasa, Jack Levine, David Lisko, Luis Rubio, Robert Warram and Barbara Yadley; Of Counsel Stacy Watson May; and Associates Joseph Bobo, Meredith Clarke, Maria Cortes, Jorge Gonzalez and Liz Barrett.

The M&A Advisor is a network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals that honors achievement, presents thought leadership and facilitates connections. An independent judging panel of industry experts evaluated nominations representing more than 250 individual companies from across the world – a wide and varied group with deals valued at $10 million to tens of billions.

Holland & Knight regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Through the first half of 2023, the firm ranked among the top 5 most active law firms in the U.S. and globally for its work in the space. Chambers USA ranks Holland & Knight’s Corporate/M&A practice among the top nationwide and in Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Pennsylvania. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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